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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

zoom in on the wires

travelling by train to and from my volunteer role has provided me with plenty of overhead wires to scan for birds for one of the items in Rinda's scavenger hunt.  Since the hunt began and I've been looking for birds on a wire I've relaised that I rarely see overhead wires because the wires are underground in the urban areas.  So I was delighted to see so many lines along the rail routes.  Of course catghing a photo of birds on a wire while the train zips by is not going to happen.  So when I spotted a pigeo on the wire while I was sitting at the station waiting for the connecting train I had to snap it


what, you don't see the bird?  try zoomed in?  OK I've put on an arrow to help!  I'm hoping I'll find a better shot of birds  on a wire before the end of the hunt.

looking forward to seeing what everyone is sharing this week.  I'm still flat out with the volunteering (and commute) so my comment leaving has reduced but I am managing to visit everyone who shares.


10 comments:

Karen said...

Catching birds on a wire is not an easy task, even when you're not on a train. I got mine this weekend, but as I walked toward the birds so I could get a "zoom in," most of them flew off. It took several tries!

Jimjams said...

Yup wires in big cities seem to be a thing of the past - luckily there are plenty of telegraph poles around here ... got mine for later this week!

Prairie Jill said...

Great find!

Cheri said...

Seems this is a tough one for everybody. Most of our cables are underground too.

Ruth said...

Birds on a wire are causing me no end of trouble! Good spot!

marshaleith said...

good eye for that bird on a wire...I am still having trouble getting a good shot...though hopefully I did get a sparrow on a lamp-post wire this afternoon(haven't checked the camera yet!)

Sian said...

Since we got home on Wednesday I've been glued to the Games and thinking about you as I watch. You have picked up some great scavenger photos while I've been away: I especially love the marauders map tattoo

alexa said...

Well snapped! I am going to be struggling for this one too. I am hoping that a date closed to autumn might help ... You are clearly making the best of all your mileage!

Sandie said...

Birds on a wire is one photo I have struggled with in this challenge too.

Gail said...

Well done on getting the bird for Rinda's hunt and the zoom in zoom out all in 1. :) I'm having trouble with the bird one too because of our lines being underground. I was thinking of you while the games were on.